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Arthur Kill Graveyard of Ships

  • May 26, 2013 · 11:45 AM
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Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

Located in the Arthur Kill just north of Rossville on Staten Island, the Tugboat Graveyard is an amazing collection of decomposing hulks-- tugboats, rescue tugs, dredging barges, old ferries, and others. Further south, near Charleston, you can find the remnants of all-wood coal barges, which were probably built more than a century ago and scuttled in the early 20th century.

This time we are going to start at the RAHWAY river at Rahway, NJ. The idea is to make it longer in time and distance. We are also going to see an ecological preserve along this portion of the Rahway River before the Arthur Kills.

It is very important to BE ON TIME, I have calculated tides coming in and out to play in our favor

SKILL LEVEL :

 This paddle is classified Intermediate - there are strong currents, and we'll be crossing a shipping channel.  You MUST be able to keep up with the group and follow the directions of the Point and Sweep paddlers.

BOATS LEVEL :

Boat Types/Lengths: Plastic boats 12 feet and over are required since there will likely be a lot of debris in the graveyard.

CONTACT NUMBER :

Victor M Quintero[masked]

NOTES :

*Special Equipment Needed: PFDs are MANDATORY . Spray skirts are recommended, as are bilge pumps, and any safety gear such as paddle floats, marine radios, etc.

* Sun screen

* Lunch and water

* Distance ; 14 MILES ROUND TRIP

* Duration ; 6 to 7 Hrs

* NO SHUTTLE REQUIERED

IMPORTANT :

*The Delaware Valley Kayakers collects no dues and assumes no responsibility. NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while paddling with us. Paddling is an inherently dangerous sport. Information is provided with the understanding that the providers are not engaged in rendering advice on technical matters, equipment performance, safety, or any other aspect of the sport in absolute terms or advocating any of the techniques or experiences described.

* Don't get into the water before our safety meeting

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a nice and very different perspective when is low tide as it was when we arrived there. Thanks to everyone who make this a good experience, despite the STRONG winds we have to fight. Also there is a silver lining for everything, we got a tremendous work out this time

    May 27, 2013

  • Marianne H.

    We arrived late....saw you in the distance. Decided to cut it short due to the wind. Saw parts of the boneyard. The wind was tough!

    May 26, 2013

  • Dana

    Arrived at storage garage to get boat and it's locked. Owner can't come to let me in as promised. :(

    May 26, 2013

  • Doug

    Hey Victor. Joe and I are going tomarrow instead. We have concerns with the wind. [masked] Doug

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Guys :
    The trip is a GO. Nevertheless is going to be windy between 18 to 23 MPH ( NO GUST WINDS ). Make sure you are able to handle this conditions and please HAVE A EXTRA DRY CLOTHES TO CHANGE JUST IN CASE. I will see you at the put in. Last thing ; the entrance to the parking lot is in front of MODERN LINE FURNITURE ( 3 story big pink building )

    1 · May 26, 2013

    • Dave B.

      Not comfortable with the conditions. I've seen how rough it gets there. Thanks and see you next time. --Dave B

      May 26, 2013

  • randy

    Think I have to bail. Definitely next time though

    May 25, 2013

  • jon A.

    Great, thanks for letting me come.
    See you all tomorrow

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Guys :
    The Gale warning ( GUST ) is decreasing and it is in effect until midnight which is a GOOD news. Please check tomorrow around 6AM to the FINAL comment about GO or NO GO. Thanks and we in the D.V.K prefer to be safe than sorry.

    May 25, 2013

  • Garrett

    Hey Victor, so sorry to cancel last minute, but we don't want to chance it since we've just started paddling again. Be safe. We hope to see you soon.

    May 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Garret. Everything is good. I will see you guys soon

      May 25, 2013

  • April

    Sorry Victor. We just started paddling again after over a year off. Don't wanna chance it with the conditions. Miss you. Hope to see you soon.

    May 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem. I think after a year of no paddling is wise to let this one go. God blesses you.

      May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Everyone :
    Weather is changing as the day goes and now we have a better forecast related to TEMPERATURES, but I am a little concern with the WIND. The NOAA is forecasting 18 to 20 MPH wind and GUST as high as 30 MPH and that's the part I don't like. IF THE GUST FORECAST GOES HIGHER I WILL CANCEL THE TRIP. Please check the report at 9 Pm this night
    Thanks to you all

    May 25, 2013

    • Doug

      I'm off Monday and Tuesday. I think Joe is too. Just saying...

      May 25, 2013

  • Tom

    Thanks for squeezing me in but I already made other commitments. Catch-ya next time.

    May 25, 2013

  • Jeanie

    Sorry can 't make it.

    May 25, 2013

  • Liz D.

    can't make it after all. This frees up a spot for someone else. Liz

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Everyone :
    The temperatures are going to be between 65F to 67F. Please, dress accordingly WITH thick dry fabrics at least and long sleeves for TOP and BOTTOM clothes. ALSO the WIND is going to be a STRONG factor between 16 and 19 MPH ( NW direction ). Make sure you have the ABILITY to HANDLE IT. My source is AccuWeather.com / Carteret

    May 25, 2013

  • Denice

    Hope this gets offered again..it looks like a great trip!

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a long trip, and think I best make my 1st trip w/my new knee (6 weeks ago) "private" so everyone doesn't see the real Mr. Whiney!

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Everyone :
    I just came back home from Rahway River Waterfront park and we have 20 parking spots available I am so HAPPY that many of you are going to come. Thanks

    May 2, 2013

  • April

    Oh Victor, Garrett and I have missed you! I really hope space opens so we can go on this trip!

    May 2, 2013

    • April

      Ok, thanks.

      May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello April & Garret is nice to hear from you guys

      May 2, 2013

  • Marianne H.

    Bringing our tandem!

    May 2, 2013

    • Marianne H.

      Help! I replied but messed up and redid that I was bringing a guest in my tandem!!!! I was on the list!!!

      May 2, 2013

  • Denice

    I would love to attend this one!

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone wants to share a ride up that is from my area (Blackwood), let me know. Randy?

    May 1, 2013

  • Marianne H.

    It will be Paul and I in our tandem!!

    May 1, 2013

  • Steve

    Looking forward to it.

    May 1, 2013

  • Sheldon L.

    I'm guiding a white water trip that day. Sorry, I love this trip.

    May 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You will be missed buddy.

      May 1, 2013

  • Sheldon L.

    Running a white water trip that day.

    May 1, 2013

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